Structured simplicity in interior design is all about stripping interiors back to basics, using neutral colours and high-quality natural materials to create a calm, cosy and relaxed space.
This style of interior design works in every room of the home, helping to create an inviting space that you can retreat into after a long day. In this blog, we show how you can incorporate the trend into every room of the home!
The room where we start and end our days, the bedroom should be one of the most restful spaces in the home. If the bedroom is full of clutter and incredibly busy with décor, it can be hard to switch off. This is why structured simplicity works incredibly well in the bedroom.
Stripping your interior back to basics and only featuring items that are needed will help to create a serene and tranquil space. The décor doesn’t have to be bare, but incorporating natural materials will definitely help to craft a relaxing space.
If you want to incorporate a darker colour into your décor, ensure that there are plenty of neutrals to provide balance. In the interior below, a darker colour was used for furnishings but is balanced out with plenty of white touches.
One of our glass funnel wall lights is placed by the side of the bed; this helps to create a wonderfully light and warm ambience. Sconce lights are perfect for placing over bedside tables as they help to create a tranquil space.
After a stressful day, there is nothing quite like having a long soak in the bath. Bathroom interiors tend to be quite simplistic by nature. However, there is no need for the décor to be dull!
The structured simplistic interior trend is all about having clean lines, and if your bathroom is on the smaller side, this trend will help to open up your space to create a spa-like feel.
Brass & White = The Perfect Pair
White tends to be used quite a lot in bathroom interiors as the colour reflects light and makes a room appear larger. However, it can be hard to make an all-white bathroom visually appealing.
Incorporating brass accents into your bathroom décor helps to add a luxurious touch. Our hanging pendants are placed on either side of the circular mirror to bring character into the space.
We have a huge selection of IP65-rated bathroom lights, allowing you to create the perfect industrial style in your space.
Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Pendant - Brass, £75, by Industville (Image supplied by @my.house.to.my.home)
Often referred to as the heart of the home, the kitchen is the place we eat, plan and catch up. Kitchen interiors have become incredibly popular over the past few years, and with the increased popularity, comes plenty of kitchen trends!
Structured simplicity works really well in the kitchen, as the simple lines help to craft a clean look. The kitchen can quickly become cluttered, especially when preparing meals, so the simplistic look helps to counteract any disorganisation.
Create An Illusion
A perfect way to make a space appear bigger is to paint the cabinets the same colour as the walls. This works particularly well in smaller kitchens. To encompass structured simplicity in the kitchen, choose a neutral colour palette; such as greys, beiges and whites.
To bring the interior to life, include textures and fittings, such as a marble worktop and industrial lights to add focal points.
A trio of our uniquely handcrafted glass pendant lights are placed above this kitchen island, bringing structure and allowing light to reflect, perfect for preparing food or doing homework! Plenty of raw materials have been used in this kitchen, such as the worktop and wooden cabinets, to add more character and texture to the space.
The Living Room
Structured simplicity doesn’t need to be overly minimalistic; choose impactful accessories and features that mean something to you. In the living room, you’ll want to create a relaxed and comfortable space to allow you to switch off and cuddle up with loved ones after a long day.
Bring handcrafted elements and artisan-style features into the room to design an understated and honest décor. Invest in high-quality pieces which will last a lifetime rather than opting for quick buys from the latest trends.
Think About Placement
Composition is key in this interior trend; the room shouldn’t feel planned, not cluttered. Our Sleek range is perfect for structured simplicity; they’re designed to be simplistic yet modern, making them ideal for any room of the home as well as any interior style.
Putting the focus on the exposed bulb, our Pewter Sleek Wall Light is a beautiful way to cascade an alluring light across the living room!
Usually, hallway interiors aren’t thought about, as we don't tend to spend too long in them. However, the hallway is the gateway to your home and is often the first thing people will see when visiting your home, so it’s key to make a good first impression!
Think About Storage
The hallway is often used to store items such as coats and shoes. There are numerous ways you can add storage into your hallway, so to encompass the structured simplicity trend, think about clever storage solutions.
Pair neutral walls and cupboards with darker elements to add visual interest. Using raw materials in interiors is a great way to bring plenty of character without overpowering a light space. All of our industrial lights are uniquely handcrafted with high-quality raw materials to ensure they stand the test of time.
The Outdoors & Garden
We tend to do a lot in the garden, from alfresco dining in the summer to enjoying crisp mornings in the winter. Therefore, the design of your outdoor spaces should be thoroughly thought about.
By opting for neutral colours and high-quality features, you will ensure you are able to enjoy the space with friends and family for many years, without the worry of the style going out of fashion.
Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £139, and Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £149, by Industville (Image supplied by @Gardener_on_theedge)
Think About Lighting
As we seek to utilise the garden more, you can add style and utility to your outdoor space with investment into waterproof lights.
Here at Industville, we have a range of waterproof outdoor lights, perfect for the garden. We are continuously expanding our range to bring more styles and finishes to you.
Below, a pair of our bulkhead lights add another dimension to the clean lines of this outdoor space. The modern design of the home helps bring structured simplicity to life. By incorporating high-quality, stylish and waterproof lights, you are ensuring that your outdoor space will look simply beautiful for years to come!
Add Some Cosy Accessories
Structured simplicity is about focusing on the textures and accessories in your interiors to ensure that the neutral colours pop. A subtle yet stunning way to add texture to your lighting fixtures is to use our Fabric Flex Cables; available in a huge range of colours, they’re the perfect way to add a simple touch of texture.
You can also reflect your personality and inject some character into your interior with some artwork. A piece of wall art will work wonders when paired with a neutral wall. The grey tones will add visual interest and a focal point to any room.
To allow aspiring artists a platform to showcase their incredible artwork, we feature numerous pieces of art on our site. So, whatever the style you’re looking for, find a piece perfect for you and your home!
Structured simplicity is all about creating a warm and welcoming interior and can be incorporated into every single room of the home. Invest in accessories that reflect your personality and structure them throughout your interior to create a calming, personable space.
If you’re in need of some inspiration, make sure to check out our Instagram and Pinterest pages, where we share inspiring interiors daily. If you’ve got an interior you’d like to share with us, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram - @Industville – or use the hashtag #Industville. We love to see what you create!
Header image supplied by Blyth Rise Stays